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Writing Sessions like Night & Day

This year I am writing a novel. “When you face writer’s block, just lower your standards and keep going.” — Sandra Tsing Loh Couldn’t write, couldn’t write… It was almost torture to get one word not to mention a full sentence. Anyway, after hours of trying I had produced a few sentences and a bunch… Continue reading Writing Sessions like Night & Day

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Large, ugly and frightening – Let’s get creative!

This year I am writing a novel. I entered my son’s room to open the curtains like I do every morning. I took one look around and thought what in the world? I rolled my eyes and went in search of coffee. I didn’t give it another thought. My husband got up a few hours… Continue reading Large, ugly and frightening – Let’s get creative!

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To grow, to transform, to become.

What is writing for you? This year I am writing a novel. It is February 27, 2021 and I am words deep in writing a fiction novel. This week though I am going to share an excerpt from my unpublished memoirs. I wrote my memoirs in November of 2016 during NaNoWriMo. This little excerpt talks… Continue reading To grow, to transform, to become.

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Surprise Appearance Required

This year I am writing a novel. As I was bleeding the words for a big scene in the novel I was introduced to a new character. I use the word “introduced” because this wasn’t a character that I had originally planned for, but it was one who became pivotal for advancing the plot. So,… Continue reading Surprise Appearance Required

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The process of being mentally stimulated.

This year I am going to write a novel. I shifted from character development to some scene work. My main character’s childhood home is going to play an important part in the story so it goes without saying that I need to do some planning and development around it. This is going to be my… Continue reading The process of being mentally stimulated.